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iOS first…so what?

By Alok Saboo on December 13th, 2011

When Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO, was asked a question at LeWeb on why some of the coolest apps come out on iOS first (instead of Android), he responded that Android will the platform of choice by next year. Robert Scoble debunked the idea and claimed that “iOS is the king” and that Eric Schmidt...

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What do consumers like about Android – A Scientific study

By Alok Saboo on August 3rd, 2011

In 2005, when Google acquired an obscure startup Android, few would have thought that Android will go on to become such a huge phenomenon. Android came to stage almost 1.5 years after Apple introduced its first version of iOS and honestly the first version of Android was nothing short of an experiment. Not surprisingly, Apple...

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How to enable Google Voice Push notifications using Boxcar on iDevices [Video Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on November 15th, 2010

While the Apple iDevices (iPhone, iPod, and iPad) are great for the most part, the integration with Google Voice (a very important service for most of us) leaves a lot to be desired. Although Google Voice apps are making a comeback to the Apple app store (e.g., GV Mobile+ and GV Connect), they do not...

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NetTalk–Unlimited FREE calls to USA/Canada and FREE conference calls [Video Review]

By Alok Saboo on November 10th, 2010

Not too long ago, we explored how to make unlimited free calls to USA and Canada using iCall. While iCall is a great app, it is only available for the iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). Today, we look at another mobile VoIP (mVoIP) option that seeks to provide unlimited free calls to USA...

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Why Nokia’s Vanjoki’s “peeing in the pants” analogy is baseless and does not make sense? [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on September 23rd, 2010

If you have been on the Internet, chances that you would have heard the recent comments of Nokia’s outgoing EVP Anssi Vanjoki that embracing Android would be like Finnish boys “peeing in their pants” for warmth during cold winter months. This comment was Vanjoki’s response to growing pressure on Nokia to adopt Android for it’s...

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230K activations are clearly not enough for Apple–Android numbers poised to shoot through the roof [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on September 6th, 2010

Steve Jobs shared some impressive numbers in his recent keynote address. Apple is activating 230,000 devices per day. Android had around 200,000 activations per day a few months back (a number that must have gone up by now). Google also clarified that their numbers do not include upgrades and hence are comparable to Apple’s figures....

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Why I went from ordering an iPhone 4 to sending it back in less than 15 days? [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on July 23rd, 2010

Let me state that at the outset, I have been using Apple iPhone since the first generation iPhone came out and have been very happy with my phones for the most part. So when the iPhone 4 was coming out, like most of us, I was tempted to upgrade my phone. AT&T allowing me an...

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Whistle Phone: Make unlimited FREE calls to USA from your iPhone/iPad [Video Review]

By Alok Saboo on June 18th, 2010

Last week when I was browsing through the iPhone App store, I stumbled across a mobile VoIP (mVoIP) app – Whistle Phone. Free calls, local USA DID, 3 way calling – it sounded too good to be true!! Given the questionable quality of lot of apps on the App Store, I started testing Whistle Phone...

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An iPhone user’s take on WWDC iPhone 4 announcement: A lost opportunity [Opinion]

By Alok Saboo on June 9th, 2010

Despite my critical remarks against Apple’s policies, I have remained a loyal iPhone user for the past 2 years. During this period, I have used all the three generations of the Apple phones (iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS) and have been quite happy with the performance of my “jailbroken” phones. So much so that...

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iPad usage demystified – What the hell are people using their iPads for?

By Alok Saboo on June 3rd, 2010

Since the launch of the iPad (and even before that) there has been lot of debate on the utility of the iPad as a separate product. Many, including Robert Scoble, have vehemently argued about how the iPad is changing almost all the rules of the game. Some, on the other hand, have argued why the...

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